I got in contact with a guy who's band is in need of a replacement bass player. They've got their drummers friend on bass right now but they're looking for a new guy. He said there was a 90% chance of dumping the backup and then I'd get a chance to try out. I realize that 90% ain't 100% and it's only a chance to try out, but I so want to be in a band which has none of my friends in it and this would save me from a fate worse than hardcore music. A nu-metal cover band. But this is a move forward. I could do a little jig, I'm so happy. PS. Mods: I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, so move it if it isn't.